The Attack, led by the efforts of 3rd year defenseman Taos Jordan, have created the opportunity to support, showcase and empower Black hockey players and local Black initiatives throughout the month of February.
The team will launch the month with a Black History Game on Saturday February 3rd, with specially designed jerseys created through the vision of Taos to symbolize his fight against racism, and to empower future generations of Black hockey players to play the game he loves.
Jerseys may not be the same as final design (jersey based on mock up).
All game worn and issued jerseys for the Black History game will be auctioned online through the Attack’s DASH auction page. The auction will be open from Monday Jan. 29th until Sunday February 5th at 6pm. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival, and Team Jamaica.
As a member of Team Jamaica, Taos is using his presence in the OHL to raise money for the organization to fund more trips for their team, build Jamaica as well as other less-typical hockey playing regions, and bring the sport to more minority groups throughout the world.
During the game on February 3rd and throughout the month of February, the Attack will highlight local Black community members, Black history in Owen Sound and Grey Bruce, Attack alumni, and others who have made significant impacts in the hockey world or through their own efforts in diversity and inclusion.
The Attack will host several groups on game night including the Sheffield Park Black History Museum, the Owen Sound Emancipation Festival, and the British Methodist Episcopal Church of Owen Sound (a designated Black Heritage Site).
Keep an eye out during the month of February as we will share interviews and biographies of these important players and people, both during Attack home games, on social media, and linked below.
Taos Jordan – The Story Behind The Game
Sean Teakle – Attack Assistant Coach
Theo Peckham – NHL and Attack Alumni
Dassi Clock – Attack Staff Member